Maybelle Carter

"Mother" Maybelle Carter (born Maybelle Addington; May 10, 1909 – October 23, 1978) was an American country musician and "among the first" to use the Carter scratch, with which she "helped to turn the guitar into a lead instrument." It was named after her. She was a member of the original Carter Family act from the late 1920s until the early 1940s and a member of the Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle group.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 10, 1909 (Virginia), Died October 23, 1978 (Nashville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1961

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, soprano vocal, harmony vocal, leader, steel guitar, songwriter, composer, lyricist, autoharp, speaker, yodeling, mandolin

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Recordings (Results 176-200 of 263 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor E0VB-5519 10-in. 8/23/1950 Gotta find me somebody to love Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with female vocal duet and string band vocalist, harmony vocal  
Victor E0VB-5828 10-in. 10/22/1950 Just you and I Anita Carter Female vocal solo, with string band composer  
Victor D9VB-0844 10-in. 2/2/1949 (This is) someone's last day Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with vocal harmonies and string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor D9VB-0845 10-in. 2/2/1949 The kneeling drunkard's plea Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with vocal harmonies and string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, vocalist, soprano vocal, songwriter  
Victor D9VB-0846 10-in. 2/2/1949 Why do you weep, dear willow? Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with vocal harmonies and string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor D9VB-0847 10-in. 2/2/1949 Walk a little closer Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with vocal harmonies and string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, vocalist, soprano vocal, composer  
Victor D9VB-0848 10-in. 2/2/1949 My darling's home at last Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with vocal harmonies and string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor D9VB-0849 10-in. 2/2/1949 A picture a ring and a curl Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal ensemble, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor D9VB-0850 10-in. 2/2/1949 Root, hog, or die Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Victor D9VB-0851 10-in. 2/2/1949 The baldheaded end of the broom Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Victor D9VB-1956 10-in. 10/12/1949 The day of wrath Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal trio, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, songwriter, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor D9VB-1957 10-in. 10/12/1949 Down on my knees Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal trio, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor D9VB-1958 10-in. 10/12/1949 Little orphan girl Carter Sisters ; Anita Carter ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Victor D9VB-1959 10-in. 10/12/1949 God sent my little girl Carter Sisters ; Anita Carter ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Victor D9VB-1968 10-in. 10/13/1949 Crocodile tears Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter ; June Carter Cash Female vocal quartet, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, vocalist, harmony vocal  
Victor D9VB-1969 10-in. 10/13/1949 Grandma told me so Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter ; June Carter Cash Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar, leader, songwriter  
Victor D9VB-1970 10-in. 10/13/1949 The day they laid Mary away Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with string band and harmony vocals instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal, leader  
Victor D9VB-1971 10-in. 10/13/1949 Blue skies and sunshine Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with string band and vocal chorus instrumentalist, guitar, leader, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor D9VB-1972 10-in. 10/13/1949 I've got a home up in glory Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with string band and vocal harmonies leader, songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor D9VB-1973 10-in. 10/13/1949 Don't wait Carter Sisters ; Maybelle Carter Female vocal solo, with string band and vocal harmonies instrumentalist, guitar, leader, songwriter, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Columbia C3349 10-in. 10/3/1940 Little poplar log house on the hill Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and autoharp vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia C3360 10-in. 10/4/1940 My home among the hills Carter Family Mixed vocal trio, with two guitars vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist, composer  
Columbia CO47679 10-in. 2/10/1952 Foggy mountain top The Carter Sisters Female vocal quartet, with guitar and bass vocalist, soprano vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia CO47680 10-in. 2/10/1952 Fair and tender ladies The Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle Female vocal quartet, with autoharp and bass songwriter, instrumentalist, autoharp, vocalist, soprano vocal  
Brunswick E25475-E25476 10-in. 12/8/1927 (Bury me beneath the) Weeping willow tree Robert A. Gardner ; Lester McFarland Male vocal duet, with guitar, mandolin, and harmonica songwriter  
(Results 176-200 of 263 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Maybelle," accessed June 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106603.

Carter, Maybelle. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106603.

"Carter, Maybelle." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 June 2024.

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